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  # 1920336 15-Dec-2017 18:49
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I guessing that the answer is more along the line of "there is nothing else available in the NZ market that even comes close to a Tivo"

 

 


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  # 1920346 15-Dec-2017 19:18
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Remember that Australian TiVo owners were offered a discounted fetch box if they traded in their TiVo. This may well have taken quite a number out of circulation.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1920428 16-Dec-2017 01:29
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Another thing is that the modders over there have a backlog, 3 months in one specific case I know of. I haven't yet had a backlog and have pretty much turned modded units out as they came in, Judging from what I've seen here on GZ, other NZ modders' backlogs when they have happened have generally been caused by delays getting materials such as PROMs rather than workload.

How many active modders are there in Oz? I can think of 7 in NZ off the top of my head

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  # 1920598 16-Dec-2017 16:23
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sweet308: Judging from what I've seen here on GZ, other NZ modders' backlogs when they have happened have generally been caused by delays getting materials such as PROMs rather than workload.

How many active modders are there in Oz? I can think of 7 in NZ off the top of my head

 

 

 

On the units I have modded I used new PROMS on the first 5 and have socketed 9. I am now using re-programmed PROMS and am considering soldering these directly to the board as I am unaware of the need to replace them in the future.

 

 

 

(I suppose I could be considered as a semi active modder)


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  # 1920923 18-Dec-2017 06:54
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Many thanks to you guys and in particular to Spong for keeping my Tivo box operational .Could someone please explain in laymans terms who is now providing the EPG and how are they being recompensed for their work . As I see it Tivo ceased working because there was no longer a EPG provided by Tivo

 

 


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  # 1920924 18-Dec-2017 06:59
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See
http://kingey1971.wixsite.com/tivorepairs




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  # 1920976 18-Dec-2017 07:52
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pommyjohn:

 

Many thanks to you guys and in particular to Spong for keeping my Tivo box operational .Could someone please explain in laymans terms who is now providing the EPG and how are they being recompensed for their work . As I see it Tivo ceased working because there was no longer a EPG provided by Tivo

 

 

 

 

A group of volunteers called oztivo.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1921176 18-Dec-2017 11:07
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rphenix:

 

A group of volunteers called oztivo.

 

 

Some of whom are actually located in New Zealand (not me)


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  # 1921248 18-Dec-2017 13:07
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pommyjohn:

 

Many thanks to you guys and in particular to Spong for keeping my Tivo box operational .Could someone please explain in laymans terms who is now providing the EPG and how are they being recompensed for their work . As I see it Tivo ceased working because there was no longer a EPG provided by Tivo

 

 

 

 

OzTivo (the group) have been around since around 2001 when individuals started importing the Series1 Tivo from the USA. Back in those days, the series 1 needed a separate set top tuner box feeding the Tivo and channel changes were made with IR codes sent to that box. OzTivo setup an EPG for Aussie and NZ users back then. There are still a few series 1 Tivos getting their guide from the old OzTivo server, but most have moved on to the series 3 where the EPG was supplied from Hybrid until 30th October. Many of the original OzTivo members worked on the back ends and modifications needed for the series 3, and despite a certain news article, there are some cleaver and dedicated Kiwis  as well as Aussies behind much of what's happening. This is a community supported effort and I don't think anyone's expecting payment. A few have offered to help support the cause, so if you're a robust programmer with python, database with good linux skills, you maybe helpful to the cause. I'm sure this will thrive for many years to come. The Tivo is well engineered and issues like failing hard disks and crumbling rubber feet are easy to fix. I guess broadcast TV will end one day, but until then, the Tivo still does it better than most. 





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


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  # 1921250 18-Dec-2017 13:12
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OzTivo Server stats from yesterday. One more Tivo and we'll have matched the Aussies. 

 

Statistics TiVo-AUNZ APP [11:59 PM]
*1174 units seen (+15 since yesterday), 998 active in the last 7 days*
> AU 583 TSN's seen (+0.9% in 24hrs), 501 active (+0.2%) in the last 7 days
> NZ 582 TSN's seen (+1.2% in 24hrs), 490 active (+1.0%) in the last 7 days





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


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  # 1921259 18-Dec-2017 13:26
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Spong:

 

OzTivo Server stats from yesterday. One more Tivo and we'll have matched the Aussies. 

 

Statistics TiVo-AUNZ APP [11:59 PM]
*1174 units seen (+15 since yesterday), 998 active in the last 7 days*
> AU 583 TSN's seen (+0.9% in 24hrs), 501 active (+0.2%) in the last 7 days
> NZ 582 TSN's seen (+1.2% in 24hrs), 490 active (+1.0%) in the last 7 days

 

 

 

 

I've got one waiting to be upgraded as soon as the eproms arrive.

 

 

 

I'm actually quite enjoying doing the upgrades, and the time i've been taking to do each one has drastically reduced to about 45 mins for a eprom change.


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  # 1921327 18-Dec-2017 14:44
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gregmcc:

 

Spong:

 

OzTivo Server stats from yesterday. One more Tivo and we'll have matched the Aussies. 

 

Statistics TiVo-AUNZ APP [11:59 PM]
*1174 units seen (+15 since yesterday), 998 active in the last 7 days*
> AU 583 TSN's seen (+0.9% in 24hrs), 501 active (+0.2%) in the last 7 days
> NZ 582 TSN's seen (+1.2% in 24hrs), 490 active (+1.0%) in the last 7 days

 

 

 

 

I've got one waiting to be upgraded as soon as the eproms arrive.

 

 

 

I'm actually quite enjoying doing the upgrades, and the time i've been taking to do each one has drastically reduced to about 45 mins for a eprom change.

 

 

I have another one for a prom change and drive upgrade, but I'm waiting till after Christmas - when hopefully I'll have a bit more time to deliver it to Spong.


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  # 1921423 18-Dec-2017 17:20
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Spong:

OzTivo Server stats from yesterday. One more Tivo and we'll have matched the Aussies. 


Statistics TiVo-AUNZ APP [11:59 PM]
*1174 units seen (+15 since yesterday), 998 active in the last 7 days*
> AU 583 TSN's seen (+0.9% in 24hrs), 501 active (+0.2%) in the last 7 days
> NZ 582 TSN's seen (+1.2% in 24hrs), 490 active (+1.0%) in the last 7 days



I added 8 more to the NZ tally over the weekend, that should have helped push us over the line...

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  # 1923465 22-Dec-2017 01:14
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Latest OzTivo stats from Thurs 21st December. Aussie being left behind in our dust :-)

 

Statistics TiVo-AUNZ APP [11:59 PM]
*1226 units seen (+16 since yesterday), 1037 active in the last 7 days*
> AU 601 TSN's seen (+0.7% in 24hrs), 515 active (No change) in the last 7 days
> NZ 618 TSN's seen (+1.8% in 24hrs), 517 active (+1.4%) in the last 7 days





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


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  # 1923590 22-Dec-2017 10:37
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Spong:

Latest OzTivo stats from Thurs 21st December. Aussie being left behind in our dust :-)


Statistics TiVo-AUNZ APP [11:59 PM]
*1226 units seen (+16 since yesterday), 1037 active in the last 7 days*
> AU 601 TSN's seen (+0.7% in 24hrs), 515 active (No change) in the last 7 days
> NZ 618 TSN's seen (+1.8% in 24hrs), 517 active (+1.4%) in the last 7 days



I'm kind of curious to know what the 7 units are that don't count as either an AU or NZ TSN.

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